FACT Magazine's 100 Best Albums 2010-2014

FACT Magazine's 100 Best Albums 2010-2014

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100. Cooly G - Playin' Me

Cooly G - Playin' Me
July 24, 2012
Dubstep
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
79
8 reviews

99. Frank (Just Frank) - The Brutal Wave

Frank (Just Frank) - The Brutal Wave
September 14, 2010
Post-Punk
Critic Score
52
3 reviews
User Score
NR

98. Moodymann - Moodymann

Moodymann - Moodymann
January 20, 2014
Deep House
Critic Score
78
5 reviews
User Score
76
34 reviews

97. Earl Sweatshirt - EARL

Earl Sweatshirt - EARL
March 31, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
78
69 reviews

96. Mr. Mitch - Parallel Memories

Mr. Mitch - Parallel Memories
December 2, 2014
Critic Score
74
5 reviews
User Score
78
4 reviews

95. Juju & Jordash - Techno Primitivism

Juju & Jordash - Techno Primitivism
October 1, 2012
Techno
Critic Score
82
3 reviews
User Score
NR

94. SKYWLKR - Strawberry Cough

SKYWLKR - Strawberry Cough
April 27, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

93. Cliff Martinez - Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Cliff Martinez - Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
October 11, 2011
Critic Score
76
3 reviews
User Score
77
14 reviews

92. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
22 reviews
User Score
85
181 reviews

91. Vakula - You've Never Been To Konotop (Selected Works 2009-​2012)

Vakula - You've Never Been To Konotop (Selected Works 2009-​2012)
June 1, 2013
Deep House
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
NR

90. Jon Brooks - Music For Thomas Carnacki

Jon Brooks - Music For Thomas Carnacki
February 11, 2011
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

89. Sicko Mobb - Super Saiyan Vol.1

Sicko Mobb - Super Saiyan Vol.1
December 30, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
69
2 reviews

88. Lawrence English - Wilderness of Mirrors

Lawrence English - Wilderness of Mirrors
July 29, 2014
Drone
Critic Score
78
6 reviews
User Score
67
5 reviews

Drone albums are by their nature immersive, but it’s rare to come across one so tempestuous, evocative and compelling from start to finish as Wilderness of Mirrors.

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87. DaVinChe & Katie Pearl - Untitled

DaVinChe & Katie Pearl - Untitled
May 22, 2014
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

86. Watch Repair - Stopped Clock Chimes

Watch Repair - Stopped Clock Chimes
October 2, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

85. Chief Keef - Back from the Dead

Chief Keef - Back from the Dead
March 12, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
79
1 review
User Score
78
10 reviews

84. The Bug - Angels and Devils

The Bug - Angels and Devils
August 25, 2014
Dubstep
Critic Score
79
16 reviews
User Score
72
43 reviews

83. Omar S - Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself

Omar S - Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself
March 25, 2013
Deep House
Critic Score
71
3 reviews
User Score
74
2 reviews

82. KA - The Night's Gambit

KA - The Night's Gambit
July 13, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
82
7 reviews
User Score
76
47 reviews

Hurt but all the wiser for it, Ka uses the conceit of chess to tie together this document of his journey from hard-as-nails thug to saved rapper.

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81. How to Dress Well - Love Remains

How to Dress Well - Love Remains
October 19, 2010
Dream Pop
Critic Score
79
18 reviews
User Score
79
45 reviews

80. Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting - Bubblethug

Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting - Bubblethug
September 1, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
NR
User Score
75
1 review

79. Juicy J & Lex Luger - Rubba Band Business 2

Juicy J & Lex Luger - Rubba Band Business 2
May 2, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
76
2 reviews

78. Bing & Ruth - Tomorrow Was the Golden Age

Bing & Ruth - Tomorrow Was the Golden Age
October 14, 2014
Ambient
Critic Score
81
6 reviews
User Score
75
10 reviews

77. Ensemble Economique - Fever Logic

Ensemble Economique - Fever Logic
August 6, 2013
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

76. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
January 31, 2012
Chamber Pop
Critic Score
59
30 reviews
User Score
72
434 reviews

I can’t think of an album since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy that was this big and sounded this good.

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75. Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven

Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven
October 1, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
80
25 reviews
User Score
80
168 reviews

Strangely for an album so heavily peopled with voices (none of them identifiably Lopatin’s), R Plus Seven feels isolated and eerily post-human. Musically it may be Oneohtrix Point Never’s most accessible work yet, but the emotional pull it exerts is minimal.

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74. Dirty Beaches - Badlands

Dirty Beaches - Badlands
March 29, 2011
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
82
8 reviews
User Score
76
27 reviews

73. Danny Brown - XXX

Danny Brown - XXX
August 15, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
7 reviews
User Score
84
226 reviews

XXX might just represent the most polished and fully formed manifestation of street-meets-art rap so far.

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72. Hype Williams - Untitled

Hype Williams - Untitled
May 1, 2010
Critic Score
NR
User Score
84
7 reviews

71. Rome Fortune - Beautiful Pimp

Rome Fortune - Beautiful Pimp
February 26, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
83
5 reviews

70. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky

Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
September 21, 2010
Post-Rock
Critic Score
83
19 reviews
User Score
79
77 reviews

69. Laurel Halo - Hour Logic

Laurel Halo - Hour Logic
June 21, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
69
5 reviews
User Score
83
1 review

68. Popcaan - Where We Come From

Popcaan - Where We Come From
June 10, 2014
Dancehall
Critic Score
80
4 reviews
User Score
70
15 reviews

67. Zola Jesus - Stridulum II

Zola Jesus - Stridulum II
August 23, 2010
Psychedelic
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
User Score
81
20 reviews

66. Kelela - Cut 4 Me

Kelela - Cut 4 Me
October 1, 2013
R&B
Critic Score
80
7 reviews
User Score
80
59 reviews

65. Mara Carlyle - Floreat

Mara Carlyle - Floreat
September 5, 2011
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
NR
User Score
73
1 review

64. Young Thug - 1017 Thug

Young Thug - 1017 Thug
February 23, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
74
1 review
User Score
72
20 reviews

63. Altered Natives - Tenement Yard Volume One

Altered Natives - Tenement Yard Volume One
May 28, 2010
House
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

62. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
91
36 reviews
User Score
90
1045 reviews

It’s one of the grandest hip-hop records of all time ... full of vocoder, guitar, narration and overheard betrayals, and it’s frequently torn between whether it wants to be a rugged, raw rap record or a grandiose pop opera. 

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61. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
June 19, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
87
27 reviews
User Score
84
363 reviews

The Idler Wheel… is her most adult work yet, a record that’s underpinned by the fundamental grown-up characteristic of embracing one’s own ridiculous, stubborn dysfunction because, Hell, what other option is there?

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60. King Louie - Drilluminati

King Louie - Drilluminati
December 11, 2012
Trap Rap
Critic Score
NR
User Score
54
1 review

59. Silent Servant - Negative Fascination

Silent Servant - Negative Fascination
October 30, 2012
Dub Techno
Critic Score
84
2 reviews
User Score
84
3 reviews

58. Starlito - Renaissance Gangster

Starlito - Renaissance Gangster
March 1, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

57. Connan Mockasin - Forever Dolphin Love

Connan Mockasin - Forever Dolphin Love
May 10, 2011
Psychedelic Pop
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
User Score
83
16 reviews

56. Mica Levi - Under the Skin

Mica Levi - Under the Skin
March 17, 2014
Drone
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
81
13 reviews

55. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP
October 31, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
User Score
81
146 reviews

54. John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
June 28, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
75
17 reviews
User Score
80
63 reviews

53. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
26 reviews
User Score
79
300 reviews
It constantly toes the line between cool and cornball, between magnificent and mawkish, between sensational and schmaltzy, but it’s all pulled together by Drake’s inimitable personality and the genius of his producer.
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52. T++ - Wireless

T++ - Wireless
April 16, 2010
Dubstep
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

51. Spaceghostpurrp - God of Black Vol. 1

Spaceghostpurrp - God of Black Vol. 1
February 2, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
77
3 reviews
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